Recently, Dr. Lai Xu, the joint coordinator Dr. Paul de Vrieze of the EU H2020 FIRST (Virtual Factories: Interoperation supporting Business Innovation) project, was featured in an interview by Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine. The interview-related article and a concise video have been published.
The FIRST project, which concluded in December 2022 after a six-year duration, was a substantial undertaking with a budget of 1.2 million Euros and involved eight international partners. It aimed to address the challenges associated with constructing a virtual factory using existing Industry 4.0 frameworks and standards. The project not only explored potential business innovations for manufacturing products, such as integrating business and manufacturing processes for customized products, but also for manufacturing services, like virtual maintenance services.
The scope of the project extended beyond enhancing manufacturing efficiency and empowering SMEs. It also focused on safeguarding the future of European manufacturing by preventing the theft of advanced technologies. The consortium driving the FIRST project is comprised of partners with robust expertise in computer science and information systems, some of whom possess mechanical engineering proficiency. Additionally, the consortium includes two software vendors from Germany and China, along with a traditional manufacturing facility.
Call For Papers: 1st International Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies for Digital Factories
in conjunction with CAiSE 2019 at 4th June 2019, Rome, Italy
Conference Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ket4df2019
The workshop supported by EU H2020 FIRST project
This workshop seeks at providing the opportunity for inspiration and cross-fertilization for the research groups working on technological solutions for digital factories and smart manufacturing. We welcome innovative papers from academic and industrial researchers covering a wide range of topics of interests in computer science and computer engineering fields.
Topics of interest
The topics include but are not limited to:
* Digital Platform Interoperability for Digital Factories
* Internet-of-things for Smart Manufacturing
* Digital Factories and End-to-end supply chains
* Peer Manufacturing
* Model-based development in Digital Factories
* M2M interaction
* Information Systems for Sustainable Value Networks
* Information Systems Engineering for Additive Manufacturing
* Manufacturing Enterprise Architecture Engineering
* Big Data Technologies and Analytics for Smart Manufacturing
* Cloud, Fog, Edge Computing and other programming techniques in Manufacturing Systems
* Data Mining, Machine Learning and AI in Smart Manufacturing
* Data-driven decision making in Industry 4.0
* Real-time Computing in Smart Manufacturing Environments
* Proactive and Autonomous Computing in Digital Factories
* Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems and Digital Twins
* Context-aware and Adaptive Systems in Smart Manufacturing and Digital Factories
* Digital Security, Privacy and Liability
* Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Engineering
* Business Impact of Information Systems for Industry 4.0
* Advanced user interfaces for Industry 4.0
* Virtual and augmented reality for smart manufacturing
February 1st, 2019
February 22nd, 2019
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March 1st, 2019
June 4th, 2019
Mr. Georgios Digkas, a PhD candidate of University of Groningen, the Netherlands, visited Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK. He shared his research on the area of Technical Debt with BU partners and colleagues on 27 September 2018. He is also working on EU FIRST project .
If you want to listen to his talk, please visit our EU FIRST project YouTube Channel .
Mr. John Kasse presented the paper The Need for Compliance Verification in Collaborative Business Processes, in the 19th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 2018), Cardiff, UK, 17-19 Sep 2018. John’s paper is a result of Working Package 4 On-the-fly Service-oriented Process Verification of EU FIRST project, which BU is leading.
More information about FIRST project, please follow our social media links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Channel.
A Bournemouth University team from the Faculty of Science and Technology visited University of Groningen for FIRST mid-term review. It was a very productive meeting with a lot of effective outcomes for research and knowledge exchange. Dr. Lai Xu and Dr. Paul de Vrieze are FIRST coordinators representing Bournemouth University and the team is pleased to announce that FIRST will continue to move towards a factory of the future for European Union.
If you want to know more about the project and get involved, please contact Dr. Lai Xu or Dr. Paul de Vrieze. You can also follow our social medial links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Channel.
During the mid-term review meeting, the FIRST EU project advisor Irina Elena Tiron giving a talk on RISE projects. A useful instrument for researchers in EU (and beyond).